Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Bay Minette AL

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Vicky Searcy, DDS
(251) 626-7770
PO Box 2465
Spanish Fort, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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George Andrew Corbett, MD
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1997

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Harold Charles George, MD
(251) 928-1284
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1962

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Michael W Mc Duffie, DDS
(251) 625-2525
6491 Jordan Rd
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr. Paul B. Canale
Canale Spine Institute
1505 Daphne Avenue
Daphne, AL
Specialty
Spine Surgeon
Conditions
Back pain,Cervical spine disorders,Chronic pain,Complex Spinal Disorders,Degenerative disc disease,Degenerative spinal conditions,Failed back surgery syndrome,Foot drop,Herniated disc / bulging disc,Lumbar spine disorders,Neuropathic pain,Pediatric spine disorders,Post Surgery Functional Problems,Post Surgery Pain,Sciatica / radiculopathy,Scoliosis and deformity,Spinal cord injury,Spinal infections,Spinal stenosis,Spinal Tumors,Spine Conditions,Thoracic spine disorders,Upper back pain
Treatments
ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion),Anterior / posterior lumbar fusion,Artificial disc replacement - cervical,Artificial disc replacement - lumbar,Bone graft substitutes,Diagnostic testing,Interventional Pain Medicine,Lower back surgery,Lumbar spine fusion instrumentation,Minimally invasive surgery,Non-surgical treatment and diagnosis,Pain management,Pediatric spine treatments - non-surgical,Pediatric spine treatments - surgical,Percutaneous Spinal Fusion,Physical therapy,Posterolateral lumb
Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993,Spine Disorders & Surgery Fellowship, University of Missouri - Columbia Spine Center, 2003-2004
Proffesional Affiliation
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery,American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society,American Association of Physicians and Surgeons,Nevada State Medical Association,Medical Association of the State of Alabama,Baldwin County Medical Society,

Jerry Williams, DDS
(251) 626-7770
1303 Main St
Spanish Fort, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Paul Bruno Canale, MD
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1985

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John Lee Todd, MD
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: North Baldwin Hosp, Bay Minette, Al; Thomas Hosp, Fairhope, Al
Group Practice: Fairhope Orthopaedics

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Earl Rhett Hubley, MD
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1989

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Baldwin Bone And Joint
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL

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Hip Pain Info - Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

In order to understand Legg-Calve-Perthes disease it is important to understand the anatomy and function of the hip. Please read Hip Pain Info's section on the anatomy of the hip .

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The ball is formed by the top of the thigh bone (the femur) and is called the "head" of the femur. The socket is formed by the bones of the pelvis and is called the acetabulum.

Articular cartilage is a smooth shiny coating that covers the head of the femur and the acetabulum. Articular cartilage allows the head of the femur to move easily inside the acetabulum.

In Legg-Calve-Perthes disease there is an interruption of the blood supply to the growing head of the femur (also called the capital femoral epiphysis). Without blood, the bone that forms the head of the femur can not get the nutrients that it needs. The bone is damaged and areas of the growing head of the femur die. Eventually the blood supply to the growing head of the femur returns and the bone regenerates.

Unfortunately, in some cases of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease the growing head of the femur can lose its strength and can change its shape. When this happens there is increased stress on some areas of the head of the femur and the articular cartilage that covers it. Over a number of years this increased stress can lead to early osteoarthritis of the hip .

It is not clear what causes the blood supply to the growing head of the femur to be interrupted. Legg-Calve-Perthes disease occurs in children (most often between the ages of 5 and 10) and it is far more common in boys than in girls.

The treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease depends on its severity. Most types of treatment work best when Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is detected early. Once it is detected, specialists that treat children with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease can plan out a treatment program.

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